Truck Lifted Out of C&O Canal

Driver charged with DWI

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    Authorities lifted a truck out of the C&O Canal Tuesday, after a man crashed into the water. (Published Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011)

    A man is facing charges after his pickup truck crashed into the C&O Canal.

    The man was driving along a canal tow path Monday night when he drove into the canal near Fox Hall Road NW and Canal Road NW in Georgetown, authorities said.

    The driver was not hurt in the crash, authorities said, but they believe he was drunk.

    U.S. Park Police arrested the man, who was not identified, and charged him with DWI.

    It took an extensive amount of time to get the truck lifted out of the canal Tuesday morning. Authorities said the removal was complicated by the wall along the canal and the location of the crash.